In the Weekly Standard (again, I know) Christina Hoff Summers avers that Islam may be reformed from within, as the distaff half of its human capital growingly demands first rank status from conservative-minded idealogues who’ll have none of it:
(I)n the Muslim world itself there is a burgeoning movement to address the miserable predicament [...]
This will be a bit of mad ramble, I’m afraid – and probably go on to prove a larger point -but in a spare moment today, I read George Will’s op-ed in the WaPo on “The Case for Conservatism“:
Conservatism’s recovery of its intellectual equilibrium requires a confident explanation of why America has two [...]
“He will not risk cannot win,” John Paul Jones said, and it’s a lesson that at least one Army lieutenant colonel seems to have taken to heart as well.
Michael Yon tells the tale of LTCOL Doug Crissman arresting the Iraqi chief of police in Hit – a man who had helped the coalition [...]
In the Weekly Standard, AEI Analyst Tom Donnely asks the five questions which ought to drive our military strategy as we troop up for a “Long War.”
What is the mission? What kind of war? What kind of force? How much is enough? What will it cost?
It’s a good read, and these are [...]
Are you an aspiring jihadi – or even just on side for the big win – and increasingly annoyed because Al Zawraa television has been kicked first out of Iraq, and then out of Egypt?
Can’t watch your favorite shows – repeated loops of infidel soldiers being blown up or sniped at (makes [...]
There was something in this article about Special Air Service operators in the UK prepping to join their brothers already on station in Iraq – and yes Mookie, there does appear to be a laser dot on your turban, why do you ask? – that brought a faint smile to your correspondent’s face, weary [...]
Anybody else feel a chill in the air?
I’ve been trying to avoid thinking about things in the old way, but it’s hard outside that context to understand how senior Russian leadership can simultaneously hold two such publicly and passionately conflicting beliefs:
Russia tested new missiles yesterday that a Kremlin official boasted could penetrate [...]
In the bad old days of the Cold War – back when everybody planned on ending the world, but (unlike today) nobody actually meant anything by it – aircraft carriers entering port at Subic Bay, the Republic of the Philippines would launch a two-ship of combat air patrol, or CAP prior to entering harbor.
Some college students look for a job on their summer break.
Others already have one:
Midshipmen receive 9mm training on the flight deck of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) during their summer cruise. Tortuga is a dock landing ship serving under Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7/Task Force 76, [...]
Proof that forty-thousand years of the human genome’s relentless quest for dominance through brilliant adaptation have not gone to waste, as well as a bit of news that brings new meaning to the term “able bodied seaman.”
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
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